Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Episode 72 - Band Aid vs Christmas
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Brian breaks down the inspiration, determination and dumb luck that led Bob Geldof and Midge Urie to create one of the most successful and lyrically tone-def holiday anthems of all time while also answering the age old query – “Do they know it is Christmastime at all?” (Spoiler: Yes. Yes, they do.)

Guest co-host: Phil Medley  (Check out his band Adventure’s 2020 album World of Hurt)

This episode is brought to you in part by Stamps.com!

SHOW NOTES:

Song used in this episode: “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/610472/do-they-know-its-christmas-band-aid-song-history

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1220362/george-michael-news-band-aid-paul-weller-savage-bust-up-do-they-know-its-christmas-spt

https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/ethiopia.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midge_Ure

https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-story-of-hear-n-aid-the-heavy-metal-band-aid

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4012573.stm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_They_Know_It%27s_Christmas%3F